Olive and the Bitter Herbs by Charles Busch

Primary Stages launches its 27th season with the World Premiere of the new comedy, Olive and the Bitter Herbs by Charles Busch, opening at 59E59's Theater A on 16 Aug 2011, following previews from 26 Jul, and running through to 3 Sep 2011.

Directed by Mark Brokaw, the cast will feature Dan Butler as 'Trey,' Julie Halston as 'Wendy,' Marcia Jean Kurtz as 'Olive' and Richard Masur as 'Sylva.' The role of 'Robert' will be announced shortly.

Olive and the Bitter Herbs: Actress Olive Fisher sees a ghost in her mirror, but that’s the least of her problems. Her radiator’s broken, the couple next door stinks up her apartment with exotic cheeses, and the highlight of her long career was a sausage commercial in the ’80s. While she’s not the most popular tenant, her neighbors invite themselves over and she finds herself hosting a Passover Seder. But are Olive’s guests there to see her or the mysterious man in her mirror?

The creative team features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by David C. Woolard, lighting design by JM.L. Geiger and sound design by Lewis Flinn.